The Lavender essential oil from Owls Rest has been distilled on the farm from the flowering tops of our Lavender bushes.
The oil is sold in 10ml and 50ml amber dropper bottles although volumes of 250 and 500 ml can be provided on special request and subject to there being sufficient stock.
Uses of Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender essential oil has a wide range of uses and the cultivar we use has good antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant and mild sedative properties. Lavender is commonly used for tension relief, insomnia, migraines, headaches, sinusitis, asthma, halitosis, throat infections, colic, nausea, stretch marks, acne, eczema, sunburn, burns, wounds, psoriasis, insect bites and more.
For aromatherapy purposes, mix 1 part pure lavender oil with 3 parts of a carrier oil such as sweet almond oil or grapeseed oil.
Precautions: Although lavender oil is considered one of the safest essential oils, you should discontinue use if you have any allergic reactions. As Lavender promotes menstruation it’s advised to avoid during the early stages of pregnancy if there is a risk or history of miscarriage.
A little Lavender history
Lavender has historically been employed as a perfume with usage of this diverse perennial dating back more than 2,500 years.
- Egyptians used lavender-dipped shrouds to wrap the dead during mummification.
- The ancient Greeks medicinally used it to treat insomnia, backaches, throat infections, chest pains and insanity.
- The Romans used lavender oils to infuse their baths and freshen the air.
- In the medieval and renaissance periods in Europe, Lavender flowers were scattered over floors to serve as a disinfectant and deodorant.